You will explore the culinary wonders of Marrakesh with an English speaking guide. Walk inside the old Medina and stop at one of the traditional bakeries; see the furnace that heats the local public steam bath and where locals occasionally bring to the keeper a sealed pot of stewed lamb or beef called “Tangia”, to be slow-cooked in the ashes for many hours. The guide will give detailed explanations on how this recipe is prepared. We explore local food markets and stop at the spice square to learn about the herbs and spices used in the Moroccan cooking. A short break on this square has been planned in order to taste some traditional Marrakesh herbal tea on one of the roof terraces overlooking the square.
Your guide will continue the tour showing you different food markets selling preserved meat, dry fruits and nuts, olives, preserved lemons and mint, before stopping by the shops preparing and selling steamed and roasted lamb. As you arrive on the main square of Jemaa El Fnaa, you will find a large space dedicated to local people and visitors seeking delicious and rare traditional recipes. Stroll around the stalls offering lots of local specialities from freshly squeezed Moroccan orange juice to the special hot spiced tea, and from different Moroccan soup and stew stalls to the snail bars. After exploring this square, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, you will sit and have your dinner in one of the colourful stalls in the famous square and enjoy the atmosphere before heading back to your riad.